Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable

Civil War Education, Remembrance and Preservation


Trekkers: Mike Movius & Wendel Carlson
June 2011
Flight: Seattle to Baltimore (Air Trans)

Comments: Because our flight arrived an hour early (5 a.m.), we deviated from the itinerary the first day (6/8) by touring the Monocacy Battlefield and Frederick, Maryland before arriving at the Gettysburg National Military Park. Unfortunately, the Lancaster C. W. Roundtable's meeting with Ed Bearss had occurred a couple years earlier, but their website had not been updated since then. The National Civil War Museum was absolutely great! Stan Zellers gave an impressive talk about his ancestors who fought on the Union side. He wore a Union army uniform and had a rifled musket, which he displayed with pride.We ran into a former colleague from the Governor's office in Olympia to top it off.

We also deviated from the plan by spending only one full day at Antietam. Actually, that was plenty of time. After visiting the
Harpers Ferry Historic Park, we toured Manassas National Battlefield Park, Stratford Hall Plantation (Robert E. Lee's birthplace), George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Ferry Farm (Washington's boyhood home) near Fredericksburg, Arlington House and the Arlington National Cemetery and the Lincoln Cottage in Washington City.